650 Tasting Notes
Ah shoot. I brewed it thinking it was a white tea. Herbal is not what I want to start my morning off with. Oh well, my dumb. It’s a unique blend. Smell better then it tastes in my opinion. Hibiscus, apple, nutty notes, and something sweet…. oh stevia… slight creamy notes from the white chocolate but they are mostly covered by the hibiscus and stevia.
A lovely Taiwanese Oolong. When drinking this tea visions of falling cherry blossoms on a beautiful spring day may occur. Even the dry and wt leaf smell is heavenly. A sweet tropical peachy scent. Not your usual grandma peachy smell. The flavor has slight hints of grass mixed in with the peach. It’s a silky brew that goes down nicely.
This is by far the lightest flavored Earl Grey I have ever tasted. Glad I decided to have my cuppa before eating or I wouldn’t have tasted much. The essences of lavender and bergamot are so subtle it’s almost a shame. My first sip at 2 minutes was the best. As you steep it longer then citrus notes come out more.
As far as spiced tea with orange in it goes nothing beats Marketspice from the Pike’s Place in Seattle but seeing as how I don’t have my wings any longer I have to find a replacement. This one is enjoyable but doesn’t have quite the ka-pow I’m looking for. Let’s keep steeping.
The nice thing about this tea is how well everything blends. Nothing tries to stand out more then the others. I’m thinking about putting this in with my mulled wine tomorrow. Sorry random thought but I think it will be good. Four minutes in and I’m sensing a bit more bitterness from the ceylon but the other flavors are still a bit lighter then I would thought with how strong the smell is.
Overall, it’s a good blend. Makes a nice cuppa on a chilly night.
The one currently in my cup is from Tea Queens but its the same tea… so I didn’t want to make a new page. Anyway, Without looking at the tea leaves or smelling the dry leaf I immediately assumed this was an unflavored black. Boy were my taste buds and nose surprised when I discovered flavors of bergamot and vanilla. Very similar to Creamy Earl Grey but the vanilla is more pronounced and there are a bit more citrus notes with the orange peel. And of course bringing it all together are the wonderful woodsy under tones. This is quite a delightful cuppa!
I was originally drinking this hot an quite enjoying it, but then the 3 year old woke up the 7 month old and then it was bath time. Now it’s cold, still good but better warmer. So why better warmer? Because the chestnut flavor comes out more. There is an interesting sweetness to this blend that comes out just a bit more creamy when it’s warm. Besides the sweet, creamy, and nutty notes there are also a small amount of earthy notes. They lean more towards the woodsy side of earthy notes but they are somewhat hard to detect in this blend. If you want to try some let me know!
If you ever have a chance to, go visit a lavender farm. It will be one of the most relaxing things you will ever do. Not to mention your lungs will thank you. Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm on the island of Maui is the one I visited and now I love to try different tea blends with lavender. I’m surprised this only ranked as a 74. It steeps well and the liquid is so silky. Te lavender flavor fuses so well with the white tea. It also has slightly creamy notes.
Flavors: Cream, Lavender
This one is surprising, not overly so but just enough to make me want to have another cup; despite the artificial flavoring. Anyway, the dry smell doesn’t leave much to be desired. Smells to fake honestly. But liquid has some interesting notes. The more I drink it the less sure I am though. Now I’m starting to feel I don’t like it as much. Perhaps this is the type of tea that needs to be hot to be enjoyed. When it’s lukewarm the citrus comes out to much and somewhat ruins it for the rest of the flavors.